About Us

  1. About WVRJ

    The Western Virginia Regional Jail was built to alleviate the overcrowded and potentially unsafe conditions in the local jails of the four localities that formed the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority in 2005. The local jails were operating at two to three times their rated capacities.

  2. Accreditation & Professional Standards

    The Accreditation program offers this facility the opportunity to evaluate our operations against national standards, to remedy deficiencies and to upgrade the quality of correctional programs and services.

  3. Authority Board Minutes

    Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.

  4. Annual Report

    View past and current Annual Reports for the Jail.

  5. Contact Us

    Search through contact information for all organization staff and departments.

  6. Freedom of Information Act

    To request records from the WVRJ, you may direct your request to the WVRJ’s FOIA Officer.

  7. Map & Directions

    View a map and directions to the Jail.

  8. Mission Statement & Objectives

    The Mission of the Western Virginia Regional Jail is to maintain the custody, control and care of persons confined in the jail in a safe, secure and constitutional manner.

  9. News Releases

    Stay up-to-date on current organizational news and announcements.

  10. Organizational Chart

    View a representation of the structure of the jail, showing the relationships of the positions and jobs within it.

  11. Photo Gallery

    Browse through thumbnails and full-sized organizational images.

  12. Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law enacted in 2003, was created to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. In addition to providing federal funding for research, programs, training, and technical assistance to address the issue, the legislation mandated the development of national standards. The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission developed recommended national standards for reducing prison rape.

  13. Staff Directory

    Search through contact information for all organization staff and departments.

  14. Victim Notification (VINE)

    VINE is an on-line resource that allows a crime victim to search for information regarding the current custody status of inmates serving sentences in Virginia local and regional jails and the Virginia Department of Corrections.

  15. WVRJ Authority Board

    The governing body of the Western Virginia Regional Jail is made up of representatives from the participating jurisdictions. Participating jurisdictions for Western Virginia Regional Jail are Roanoke County, Franklin County, Montgomery County, and the City of Salem.